The Deputy Director, Liliana Monsalve, was pleased to welcome the representative of the delegation of South Africa to IOPC Funds’ meetings, Mr Vusi September, to the Secretariat’s offices on 19 October 2023.
Mr September is the Alternate Permanent Representative of South Africa to the IMO, representing the South African Department of Transport, and is based at the High Commission in London. He attended the IOPC Funds’ meeting for the first time in May 2023.
South Africa has been a 1992 Fund Member State since 2005. Today’s visit by Mr September provided an opportunity for Ms Monsalve to welcome him as a new representative, to have a general discussion about the latest developments in the IOPC Funds, notably with regards to ongoing incidents and the 2010 HNS Convention, to which South Africa is a Contracting State.
It is always very useful to meet with Member State representatives and to maintain engagement with States outside of the meetings of the governing bodies. Representatives are encouraged to contact the Secretariat via email@example.com should they wish to arrange such a meeting.